1. Conversations with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison (full length)


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    http://www.poplarforest.org http://www.wordworkslynchburg.org We teamed up with Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and WordWorks! for Poplar Forest's annual video project where children from the community speak to top-notch historical actors Bill Barker, of Colonial Williamsburg, as Thomas Jefferson, and John Douglas Hall as James Madison. This year, the children asked various historical question, and also got into topics pertaining to civic literacy (e.g., "What makes a good leader?"). Hall and Barker are both exceptional human beings whose depth of understanding about their historical counterparts leaves everyone in earshot rapt in attention. We had a great time working with Poplar Forest and WordWorks! on this, and are looking forward to future collaborations. --------- Edited/Directed: Foster & Asher Illustrations: Stephen Kissel Boom: Ryan Carl Executive Producer: Wayne Gannaway (Poplar Forest) Location: Jenny Poore (WordWorks!) Talent: Bill Barker, John Douglas Hall Many thanks to Jenny Poore, chief gear turner at WordWorks!, and the rest of the WordWorks! family; to Wayne Gannaway, of Poplar Forest; and to Ashley Kershner, of Lynchburg Parks & Recreation.

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    • Who Was the MVP of the American Founding? Alexander Hamilton versus Thomas Jefferson


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      Who is the MVP of the American Founding - Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson? In this McConnell Center debate, political scientist Michael Federici (Mercyhurst University) takes on Michael Schwarz (Ashland University). Hosted by the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, 6-7 p.m., Sept. 12, 2014, Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium.

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      • Joshua Kendall - America's Obsessives


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        Joshua Kendall is the Author of America's Obsessives.

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        • Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment—Paris, 1785 by James C. Thompson


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          On September 11 at noon, James C. Thompson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment—Paris, 1785." Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment--Paris 1785In the summer of 1784, Thomas Jefferson traveled to Paris as minister of the United States to France and lived there for five years. During this time, he made a series of excursions with Pierre Cabanis, a philosophe and an influential member of French society. Cabanis acquainted Jefferson not only with the city and its people but also with the enlightened ideas in French thought. James Thompson provides rich details of this transformative period in Thomas Jefferson’s life in his book, Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment—Paris 1785. James C. Thompson has taught philosophy at Strayer University in Alexandria. He is the author of Beyond the Veil of Reason—Thomas Jefferson’s Early Political Initiatives, The Birth of Virginia’s Aristocracy, and Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment—Paris 1785.

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          • Unearthed & Understood: Slavery and the University of Virginia | by Eduardo Montes-Bradley


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            This documentary presentation was prepared for the symposium "Universities Confronting the Legacy of Slavery" held at the University of Virginia October, 2014. The UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA presents UNEARTHED AND UNDERSTOOD a documentary film presentation by Eduardo MONTES-BRADLEY Executive Producers Dr. Marcus MARTIN + Kirt von DAACKE Art Consultant Maurie McINNIS Production Coordinator MEGHAN SAUNDERS FAULKNER Line Producer SOLEDAD LIENDO With the Participation of President Teresa SULLIVAN Dr. Marcus MARTIN Kelley DEETZ Alex JOHNSON Jr. Maurie McINNIS Rita DOVE Kirt von DAACKE Benjamin P. FORD Rev. Alvin EDWARDS Ervin JORDAN Andrea DOUGLAS Julian BOND Lynn RAINVILLE Edna TURAY Rev. Hodari HAMILTON Rev. Lloyd COSBY Lucia “Cinder” STANTON Tierney FAIRCHILD Larry SABATO Deborah McDOWELL Directed by Eduardo MONTES-BRADLEY.

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            • Spotlight Independence


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              When the National Parks were first discovered it was the photographers, writers, and artists who brought them to life for the western world. We are re-enacting these trips with a modern day group of creatives and sharing what they create. Check out the journal on our website to learn more: REVISITproducts.com

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              • Fractured Union


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                Fractured Union examines the complex and often tumultuous relationships between our founding fathers. Historical interpreters — portraying Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Mason — offer high school students a close look at the statesmen engaged in heated discussions. In this video clip, the Founders comment on the difficulties of creating the government and how the process affected their relationships with one another. (07:39)

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                • Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Statute in Virginia by Thomas E. Buckley


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                  On July 24 at noon, Thomas E. Buckley delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia." The significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the separation of church and state. In his latest book, Thomas Buckley tells the story of the statute, beginning with its background in the struggles of colonial dissenters against an oppressive Church of England. Displacing an established church by instituting religious freedom, the Virginia statute provided the most substantial guarantees of religious liberty of any state in the new nation. The effort to implement Jefferson’s statute has even broader significance in its anticipation of the conflict that would occupy the whole country after the Supreme Court nationalized the religion clause of the First Amendment in the 1940s. Thomas E. Buckley, professor in residence in the department of history of Loyola Marymount University, is the author of several books on Virginia’s religious history, including Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776–1787 and Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia.

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                  • Wall of Separation between Church and State


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                    Lynn Uzzell, Scholar in Residence at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier, discusses the Wall of Separation between Church and State. Developed by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier in partnership with the Close Up Foundation

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